Make a smart investment in your future. At Southeast, you can begin your engineering degree at an affordable price.

This two-year pre-professional program provides preparation before you transfer to another university to complete your degree in engineering. 

What to Expect  

Starting at Southeast allows you to gain credits at an affordable price while getting a foundation for your engineering program. 

  • Complete 64-68 credit hours of course work before transferring. 
  • Work with faculty-mentors to develop professional skills for a competitive job market. 
  • Scholarships available for students with high academic standing. 

Get Funding for Your Education

Missouri’s opened the door to a more educated workforce. We want to help you walk through it. If you’re an adult learner and a Missouri resident returning to college, learn about the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant. It’s a statewide financial aid program that can be used to pursue a certificate, degree or industry-recognized credential in a high need area in Missouri. This major is eligible for the Fast Track grant.

Outcomes & Careers

  • 94%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Students graduating with degrees from the Department of Engineering and Technology report being employed or furthering their education six months after graduation.

  • $98k

    Computer and Information Analyst

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for a computer and information analyst is $97,570. 



  • $93k

    Industrial Engineer

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an industrial engineer is $82,660. 



  • $62k

    Engineering Technician

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual salary for an engineering technologist and technician is $62,130. 



Students will transfer to another university for an additional two years of study from which they will receive their engineering degree. The engineering curriculum below is closely articulated with programs at the Missouri University of Science & Technology.

  • CH184 General Chemistry I Lab (1)
  • CH185 General Chemistry I (3)
  • EC215 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • EN100 English Composition (3)
  • PS103 U.S. Political Systems (3)
  • MN120 Fundamentals of Engineering Design Processes (3)
  • MA140 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5)
  • MA145 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4)
  • MA244 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III (4)
  • MA334 Computer Programming (3)
  • MA350 Differential Equations I (3)
  • EP100 Intro to Engineering (3)
  • EP240 Circuit Analysis I (3)
  • EP261 Engineering Mechanics Statics (3)
  • EP262 Engineering Mechanics Dynamics (3)
  • PH230 General Physics I (5)
  • PH231 General Physics II (5)

Choose 6 Hours:

  • AN100-599 Anthropology 
  • PL100-599 Philosophy
  • PS100-599 Political Science
  • PY100-599 Psychology
  • US100-599 U.S. History
  • WH100-599 World History
For programs at the University of Missouri, students should refer to their online undergraduate catalog for the curriculum of a particular program, and then read the course descriptions to find the equivalent courses offered at SEMO.

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Getting the Job

Your education is just one piece to launching an extraordinary career. Once you’ve mastered the material, you still have to find the job you want, make the right connections, sell your knowledge and experience—and if all this is giving you anxiety, don’t panic. SEMO’s Career Services office is here to help you with the next step. They’ll provide the expertise and support you need, so you’re landing your dream job in no time.

Pre-Engineering Degree Map

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